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Around Turlock – April 7

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Turlock’s BMX Bike Park was built in 2010, but has drawn criticism from riders and seldom sees usage on the same level as the Brandon Koch Memorial Skatepark.

In fact, several BMX riders can be seen taking to the skatepark, instead.

Perhaps operating hours are to blame for small numbers of riders taking to the bike park – bike park hours are from 3:45 p.m. to sunset Monday through Friday, and 8:00 a.m. to sunset on weekends.

But design is likely the bigger issue, as many local riders have complained the course is too basic. The City of Turlock vetoed initial designs proposed by the BMX community, arguing they were too dangerous.

The BMX Bike Park is located in the northwest corner of the storm basin on Christoffersen Parkway and Walnut Avenue.

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Comments 2

  1. Ryan says:

    I belive it is the design of the park. I think if it were more like an actual bmx track it would be more rider friendly. It can still have big jumps for experienced riders but also have an alternative route for the younger, beginner riders. I grew up racing and had a blast and i also rode at this park when it was first built but it’s just the same thing over and over. Like to see a change

  2. Great Park says:

    I live down the street and this park is used all the time! After school and during the summer children line up to take their turn. This wasn’t designed to host the X-Games, it’s supposed to provide kids with something to do. Isn’t that what everyone is always complaining about? What a whiny bunch.

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